Episodio 016 – Especial Día de la Vindicación

El 13 de Junio de 2005, en Santa María, California, Michael Jackson fue absuelto de forma contundente de los 14 cargos que se le imputaban, los cuales iban desde conspiración, abuso (4), intento de abuso, y administración de alcohol para cometer abuso (8) contra un menor. El acusador, Gavin Arvizo, era uno de los tantos niños con cáncer a los que Michael ayudó a lo largo de los años, y que vivió junto a su familia en Neverland durante una temporada. El escándalo se desató a principios de 2003 cuando Arvizo apareció en el documental “Living With Michael Jackson”. Fue entonces que el fiscal de Distrito, Tom Sneddon, contactó a la familia Arvizo para comenzar la indagatoria. Sneddon era el mismo fiscal que desde 1993 había querido llevar a juicio a Michael Jackson, ya fuera con la primer acusación de abuso a un menor, o cualquiera que acudiera a su oficina con el mínimo indicio para tales alegatos.

En agosto de 1993, la prensa mundial se hizo eco de las acusaciones por abuso sexual contra Michael Jackson de parte de Jordan Chandler. Este caso nunca llegó a instancias criminales sino que se mantuvo en el terreno de lo civil y, en el tribunal más peligroso, los medios de comunicación. En la época en que florecían las cadenas de televisión con noticias las 24 horas, y previo al juicio de O.J. Simpson, este caso era lo mejor que le podía pasar a la creciente industria del “info-entretenimiento”. La veracidad y las implicaciones de estas acusaciones eran lo que menos importaba, los medios tenían un indiciado a quien sentenciar en la corte de los hogares de todo el mundo. Meses más tarde y bajo el consejo de sus asesores, quienes se preocupaban más por que Michael siguiera produciendo dinero, se llegó a un acuerdo con los Chandler por una suma que se presume fue de alrededor de $20 millones de dólares. Los abogados argumentaron que con ese arreglo se evitarían problemas y un probable largo juicio cuyo veredicto final no podían garantizar. El daño estaba hecho y la caja de Pandora se había abierto. Ante la corte del público alrededor del mundo, un acuerdo extrajudicial era igual a admitir culpabilidad. Y así lo entendieron muchos.

El “día de la Vindicación” es la primer página del epílogo en la vida de Michael Jackson. Es una victoria que sabe a derrota, una que le valió un altísimo costo económico, físico y emocional. Marcó el comienzo del exilio y puso en marcha el reloj, uno que tristemente terminó por detenerse 4 años después. Michael Jackson ya no está para limpiar su nombre, uno que en un principio nunca debió haberse manchado, es ahora nuestro deber limpiar toda esa basura para que por fin obtenga la justicia que en vida le fue negada. El hombre era inocente, siempre lo fue.

Enlaces

¿Fue Michael Jackson acusado falsamente?
Artículo de Mary A. Fischer. (Traducido por Marisa Ramírez)
Artículo completo para descargar en pdf
Link al tema en el Foro Michael Jackson’s HideOut

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Episode 048 – Season Two Christmas Special

Merry Christmas, listeners. Here’s our Season Two Christmas Special. What a year it’s been for all of us here at The MJCast! We can barely believe that we’re at the end of our second season. After two years of podcasting, it’s still shocking to us that our little news and discussion show on Michael Jackson and the Jacksons has been received so well. Thank-you so much to everyone who has made what we do possible. We recently put together this Season Two Christmas Special for MJ fans to enjoy over their holidays. Q and Jamon kick the show off with a year in review discussion around all things 2016 and Q shares his recent experiences at the Dangerous 25 celebrations in Melbourne, Australia. Following this, the boys discuss the major MJ headlines including MJ Beats’ leak of the HIStory World Tour concert in Basel, a new MJ101 book, Janet Jackson’s baby and finally new photos from the You Are Not Alone shoot.

After the news, Jamon and Q then reminisce on the special episodes of Season Two, making sure to play some of their favourite highlight clips. To round the show off, a special audio montage is played which features special guest’s answers to the question how should Michael Jackson be remembered? Next up, our Season Two blooper reel! Finally, Jamon and Q discuss their hopes and dreams for Season Three of The MJCast and give a few special shout outs and thank-yous.

Listeners, have a happy holidays with family and friends. Share love on Christmas Day and be safe. Following this final show for 2016 and Season Two of The MJCast, we look forward to returning in February 2017 with Season Three. Until then, have yourself a merry little Christmas…

Follow Up

  • Year in review
  • Q’s Dangerous 25 experiences in Melbourne

News

  • MJ Beats has shared never-before-seen HIStory World Tour footage from Basel, Switzerland.
  • Andy Healy’s new book in the MJ101 series; Dangerous 101 is out soon.
  • Has Janet Jackson had her baby yet?
  • New photos of Michael Jackson from the You Are Not Alone shoot have leaked.

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Episode 007 – We Come in Peace

Episode 007 - We Come In Peace YouTube ArtQ returns from his US/Canada/Hong Kong trip and is back on board to discuss the future (or lack thereof) of Captain EO in Disney parks, Michael Jackson being nominated by the Billboard Music Awards for Top R&B Album of 2015 with Xscape and the upcoming Broadway version of The Wiz. We also discuss Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson, MJ tribute artist Dimitri Reeves performing Michael’s music amidst the Baltimore Riots, the Estate of Michael Jackson partnering with Authentic Brands Group for an international merchandising business relationship, Kingvention 2015 and the Thriller Studio Tour at Westlake Recording Studios, Hollywood! Lastly, we launch into an in depth discussion around Q’s experiences at the Cirque Du Soleil MJOne show at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

News
Disney’s Captain EO to be closed?! What’s really going on here?
Michael Jackson’s Xscape album is nominated for Top R&B Album of 2015 by the Billboard Music Awards.
The Wiz is set to be NBC’s next live musical in late 2015, also coming to broadway in 2016 with Cirque Du Soleil‘s inolvement!
Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson is out. Read all about this great album on this NBC article.
Michael Jackson tribute artist Dimitri Reeves performs MJ songs amidst the Baltimore Riots and gives an interview about it here!
The Estate of Michael Jackson and Authentic Brands Group partner to expand the Michael Jackson brand worldwide.
A Michael Jackson convention called Kingvention 2015 is happening in London on Saturday the 12th of September, 2015.
Thriller Studio Tour at Westlake Recording Studios in Hollywood is Back for 2015!

Discussion Topic
Q’s thoughts on Michael Jackson One, the Cirque Du Soleil/Michael Jackson show at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Finds of the Week
Jamon – Tristan Jackson’s #MakeThatChange video project
Q – 2CELLOS They Don’t Care About Us music video

Additional Links
Messenger King: Michael Jackson and the politics of #BlackLivesMatter by D.B. Anderson
Kerry Anderson’s Facebook page and Agape Love, the Facebook page for his upcoming book.
Red Bubble’s Keep Michaeling t-shirt
Xscapeorigins.com, the website for the new book on Michael Jackson’s creative process, by Damien Shields.

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Episode 005 – Kerry Anderson Special

Episode 005 - Kerry Anderson Special YouTube ArtAs a surprise for listeners of The MJCast, we are releasing this special episode in addition to our fortnightly release schedule! Recently, we were lucky enough to secure an interview with Kerry Anderson, Michael Jackson’s Director of Security during one of the most tumultuous times of his life. Topics of discussion include Kerry’s upcoming book, his experiences in originally coming to work for Michael, life as an Executive Protection Specialist, protecting Michael during his mid 2000’s trial against child molestation allegations and spending time with MJ and his family in the Middle East.

The MJCast would also like to apologise for the nature of the audio in this interview. There were some technical difficulties during the recording process and in post production which has resulted in excessive background noise and also an echo on the vocal. Hopefully you will still be able to enjoy this fascinating interview with Kerry Anderson.

Links
Agape Love, the Facebook page for Kerry Anderson’s upcoming book on Michael Jackson
Kerry Anderson’s personal Facebook profile page

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